Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • Regional and remote Australia
      • Population decline in regional and remote Australia
      • Remoteness and harms
      • Quality and access to health care in regional and remote areas
  • 2. Alcohol and other drug consumption across Australia
    • Alcohol
      • Consumption
      • Who consumes alcohol at risky levels?
      • Where is alcohol consumed at risky levels?
    • Other drug use
      • Consumption
      • Who uses illicit drugs?
      • Where are illicit drugs consumed?
      • Wastewater analysis
  • 3. Harms from alcohol and other drug use
    • Burden of disease
      • Burden of alcohol use
      • Burden of illicit drug use
    • Ambulance attendances
    • Drug-related hospitalisations
    • Drug-induced deaths
      • Usual residence
    • Alcohol-induced deaths
  • 4. Alcohol and other drug treatment services
    • Agencies
    • Clients
      • Client profile
    • Principal drug of concern
      • Source of referral
      • Main treatment type
    • Treatment delivery setting
      • Treatment delivery setting by principal drug of concern
      • Treatment delivery setting by main treatment type
      • Treatment duration
      • Reason for ending treatment
      • Cessation by main treatment type
    • Indigenous treatment services
      • Substance-use services
    • Substance use issues
  • 5. Access to treatment
    • Travel time and distance
      • Client demographics
      • Principal drugs of concern
      • Treatment provided
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Data sources
  • Appendix B: Methodology for measuring client travel time/distance to services
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications